A young red-head plots to kidnap her irritating cousin with the help of a former boxer, her uncle, and a rogue who has his eye on her. Things don't work out exactly as planned, as criminals, detectives and cases of mistaken identity all get in the way. (Summary by Carrie Bradfield)
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March 17, 2016 Subject:
Love these early Wodehouses!
It's easy to forget that Wodehouse wrote anything except the Jeeves series, since they get all the attention. But his earlier, now obscure works are also a lot of fun.
November 21, 2014 Subject:
Listened to it again, and it was great, cheered me right up. Thanks!
Original review - July 27, 2010
I enjoy PG Wodehouse's books immensely. His writings are almost always laugh out loud funny. This story is no exception.
Jimmy has led the life of a ne'er-do-well, getting into one tangle after another while living in England. Then he meets the girl of his dreams and decides to turn over a new leaf. The complication? She hates him because of his history of great 'worminess' (you'll understand when you hear the story).
Complicating things is Mr. Crocker, Jimmy's father, who leaves his wife in England and decides to masquerade as a butler in the US because he love baseball and misses it so much.
The story is funny, and the readers are excellent. All in all, it was a great read and kept me listening until the story was done. Enjoy!